Some individuals suspected to be sponsored thugs have once again attacked peaceful protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos state.
According to eyewitnesses, the thugs were transported to the scene of the attack in yellow buses, armed with sticks, cutlasses and daggers attacking the peaceful protesters while policemen stood by.
A similar occurrence happened on Wednesday when hoodlums attacked some protesters in front of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
The protesters, however, apprehended some of the thugs and handed them over to police personnel.
Protests demanding for the disbandment of the unit began last week in different parts of Nigeria over continued harassment of young people by the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad – SARS.
Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Sunday dissolved SARS and announced a new unit – Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).
Meanwhile, Governors of states in the Northern part of Nigeria have rejected the total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
They said what was needed was the reformation of the unit to enable it to discharge its functions optimally.
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